I want to write about laughing kookaburras today because I have seen them a few times in the wild and heard their laugh.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- They are the largest member of the kingfisher family in the world and their beaks grow to 10 cms long.
- They are found in open woodland areas throughout Australia and New Guinea.
- Despite being a member of the kingfisher family, they don’t eat fish. They use their large beaks to catch snakes, lizards, small birds, mice and insects.
- They don’t laugh because they see something funny, they laugh to mark their territory.
- They lay 1-5 eggs in a tree hollow and the chicks are born blind and featherless.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about laughing kookaburras?